11. The Publicity / by Jack Cheng

See You in the Cosmos has been reviewed in newspapers and magazines like The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and TIME for Kids. But media coverage around this book and others like it don’t happen by accident; they come as a result of the persistent efforts of the book publicist. This week, we speak with not one but three publicists: Lindsay T. Boggs and Kaitlin Kneafsey of Penguin Young Readers (US), and Sophia Rubie of Penguin Random House Children’s (UK). We learn about their paths in the industry, about crafting pitches that cut through the noise, and about the challenges and merits of doing publicity for children’s books.

Music by Saint Benjamin. See You in the Cosmos is available now in bookstores and libraries. Find your copy here.